Archive for May 2011

Dwight-Howard-to-Bulls rumor takes hit

During Memorial Day weekend, Dwight Howard, whose Orlando Magic got bounced in the first round by the Atlanta Hawks, spent some time making it clear he’s staying in Orlando — at least for now. Of course, this is because of Howard’s impending 2012 free agency. He hasn’t came out and said he wants to leave... Read more »

Bulls Free Agent Watch: A look at the options

Can we all come to an agreement that the Bulls’ biggest need this offseason is an upgrade at shooting guard? With respect to Keith Bogans, Ronnie Brewer and Kyle Korver, the Bulls need an impact player at two guard if they want to get to their goal — the NBA Finals, where the Miami Heat... Read more »

LeBron: Rose, Bulls 'one player away'

Due to the lack of support during the postseason, Derrick Rose had to carry much of the load for the Bulls. It’s clear the Bulls will need to look to get Rose some help this offseason. And Miami Heat forward LeBron James, who averaged 26 points, eight rebounds and seven assists against the Bulls in... Read more »

Heat/Mavericks: Who to root for?

OK, this may be easy to answer for Bulls fans. Actually, any fan outside the state of Florida. When LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh joined together in Miami, they became the most vilified team in the NBA in a blink of an eye. By default, most will be rooting for the Dallas Mavericks... Read more »

Keep an eye out for Rip

On Saturday, ESPN’s Chris Broussard reported on a three-team deal between the Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons and Minnesota Timberwolves. As constructed, it would send the No. 2 and 8 picks to the Cavaliers, who would send the latter pick to Minnesota for the No. 2 pick. Kyrie Irving and Derrick Williams in year two of... Read more »

Bulls: Season report card

The Chicago Bulls’ season came to an end on Thursday with an 83-80 loss to the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference finals. No one saw these Bulls, led by 22-year-old NBA MVP Derrick Rose, going to the East finals with the top seed in the NBA. But there they were, three games away from... Read more »

Bulls' season ends in crushing Game 5 loss

Down 3-1 to the Miami Heat, the chances the Chicago Bulls were going to win the best-of-seven series were slim. Only three teams in NBA history had came back from a 3-1 series deficit in the Conference finals. No, the Bulls did not become the fourth, though it sure seemed like it there for a... Read more »

Five keys for Bulls/Heat in Game 5

It’s simple for the Chicago Bulls on Thursday night: win Game 5 and extend the best-of-seven series with the Miami Heat to six games. Instead of being tied 2-2, the Bulls are heading back to the United Center down 3-1 after a 101-93 overtime loss. A loss is a loss, but the Bulls had plenty... Read more »

Asik's rookie season ends with fractured fibula

As if news couldn’t get any worst for the Bulls. Turkish rookie Omer Asik is out for the rest of the season due to a fractured left fibula, the Bulls officially announced on Wednesday, a day after their 101-93 loss to the Miami Heat in Game 4. What’s even more interesting is that Asik played... Read more »

Rose, Bulls fall short in Game 4 defeat

At the end of the day, you need stars to win games. In the NBA, talent always prevails. Sure, you definitely need defense, rebounding and toughness. That much is clear, although if you want to contend for titles, the star power has to be there. How’s this for some: LeBron James with 35 points. Chris... Read more »